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SPORT NEWS – Carlin strikes into Prototype racing for 2019

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Carlin strikes into Prototype racing for 2019


UK-flagged IndyCar workforce Carlin has confirmed it would transfer into LMP2 racing in 2019, competing within the European Le Mans Sequence with Dallara.

RACER discovered of the opportunity of Carlin transferring into prototypes towards the top of final 12 months, when it obtained photos of its newly confirmed full-season driver Jack Manchester testing a Dallara at Barcelona with ELMS workforce Excessive Class Racing. On the time, Carlin denied to RACER that it was doing something greater than supporting Manchester on the take a look at with a workforce member on web site.

Since then, Manchester’s program has developed right into a full-scale ELMS marketing campaign with the single-seater stalwart for what will likely be each the workforce and Manchester’s debut season in prototypes.

            <h2 class="related__header">Extra Le Mans/WEC!</h2><a category="block block--related" href="https://racer.com/2019/02/11/key-driver-line-up-changes-in-le-mans-entry/" data-track="-in-article-related-auto"><h2 class="block__title">Key driver line-up modifications in Le Mans entry</h2><h2 class="block__title">First 42 Le Mans entries confirmed</h2><h2 class="block__title">First privately entered Ford GT tipped for Le Mans</h2></apart> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Since attempting his hand in a P2 at Barcelona, Manchester has examined once more at Motorland Aragon in Spain, and at the moment it appeared that the workforce was wanting more and more more likely to marketing campaign certainly one of Excessive Class Racing’s Dallara P217s in 2019. Nevertheless, RACER understands that Carlin will use the chassis SMP Racing campaigned final 12 months for its debut season.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">After testing the automobile final 12 months, Manchester advised RACER that resulting from his top, the Dallara chassis is the one one he can drive comfortably. He did verify that each checks in Spain went effectively with the Dallara.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“I wish to thank Trevor and the workforce at Carlin Racing for this extremely thrilling and distinctive alternative,” Manchester mentioned yesterday.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“Racing a Dallara LMP2 within the European Le Mans Sequence presents the proper subsequent step in my profession, particularly with a workforce that has the pedigree of Carlin.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“Though that is one thing new for each of us, I can’t consider a greater workforce to tackle this problem with. I’m actually wanting ahead to the season forward!”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The workforce will run its P2 operation from its Farnham workshop within the UK. It's set to compete within the ELMS as a part of its preliminary program, although Carlin has confirmed it would enter the Asian Le Mans collection sooner or later.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The remaining two drivers which the workforce will run this 12 months alongside Manchester are set to be confirmed quickly, with some important names from the highest of sports activities automobile racing believed to be within the fray through the inception of this program to hitch the Briton for the 2019 season.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“The entire workforce are very enthusiastic about our transfer into LMP2,” Trevor Carlin mentioned. “It’s an thrilling class and a transfer that we’ve been assessing for some time. We see a number of nice drivers now transfer up the single-seater ranks and goal for skilled drives in endurance racing moderately than Method 1, which reveals the excessive respect this class of racing is held.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“For us, it’s one other alternative to carry onto and work with some nice former Carlin drivers who are actually on the skilled stage. In Jack, now we have a really promising younger British driver, proper firstly of his profession. We’re excited to work with him additional and assist him present his potential in LMP2.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The ELMS entry listing for 2019 incorporates a most capability grid of 42 vehicles, with 18 of them in LMP2 (the highest class). </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">With AVF by Adrian Valles and SMP Racing not returning to the ELMS this 12 months, </span><span class="s2">Cetilar Racing set to hitch the WEC</span><span class="s1"> and </span><span class="s2">Excessive Class Racing switching to ORECA</span><span class="s1">, Carlin is now the one workforce racing with Dallara within the collection.</span></p>
SPORT NEWS – Carlin strikes into Prototype racing for 2019
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